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US Army LCU-1559
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
Laid down, March 1955, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
Launched in 1955
Placed in service in 1955
Transfered from the 97th Transportation Co. to Army of the Republic of Vietnam in July 1971
Retired, July 1971
Final Disposition, unknown
Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
Length 119' (ovl.)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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Last Updated 17 April 2009
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